and very little study or anything else except reading doomer stuff on the net and doing an arseload of kilometers in the mountains.
since I wrote the last entry saying that I had just done my second mountain climb of the year, I switched to a higher gear and now I have done ten or so climbs.
this one was yesterday.
we went and climbed Abantos, which is one of the most famous climbs here in Madrid.
this year in la vuelta a España they are going to climb it twice and in fact they are going to do the same section after as well so as you can guess it is a real climb. and real hard
of course they will probably be going a bit faster than me, but them's the breaks. I am forty one and no-one pays me to do this. and my trusty steed, (looking good below hey) weighs three kilograms more than the bikes those guys use.
although I have professional tires on it right now.
at forty euros each. (thats a bit more than 75 dollars Aussie) Still nice light blue though.
goes well with the team colours.
even thought the team colours are based on the now changed renault formula one team colours, and you can imagine how much that thrills me, now can't you.
still I really like having matching cycling clothing. (still waiting for my gloves)
this is during the climb up Abantos, and in the photo below you can see in the middle distance the climb to Robledondo, which if you care to see is the sharp upwards section after the descent from the peak of Abantos, (the longer one, after the two short sharp shocks) in that screenshot of the profile of the day from my heart rate monitor, at the start of this entry.
(repeated below the photo)
well that's about it. should put an illustration friday entry up at some point, we'll see.
PS I should point out that under each photo is a link to the rest of the photos of the day.
oh, and this Sunday coming is the first "race" of the year. wish me luck, or something.